Grille Grove
L'Oiseau Moderne Orchid Vine
Spiral Willow Starfish
Sunflowers Viennese Trees
   
Starfish
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French circa 1910-1920
 
Adelphi’s Early-Twentieth Century Collection draws on the work and influence of the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna and the French Moderne movement--later known as Art Deco--two of the most influential design schools of the century. Designers in Vienna and in Paris inspired and influenced a generation of designers throughout Europe and the United States, who created a huge variety of patterns that combine fantastic organic and geometric forms with a vibrant color palette.

The flowing marine design of Starfish is typical of those mass-marketed in Parisian department stores, beginning around 1910. The use of silver metallic paint for the starfish and other design elements, against a gray ground and among the warm red fronds creates a calm, otherworldly effect despite the boldness of the design.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Repeat: 23½ inches
Width: 18½ inches
Half Drop Match

The historic colorway shown above is double width; alternative colorways are single width.